900 Days of School:   Morning Commute

900 Days of School: Morning Commute

“If you can find a way to add some adventure to a mundane daily commute, I suggest you do that. Life is too short, my friends.”
― Robert Hurst

At least an hour of each of my working days is spent commuting.  If I am traveling at a time when there isn’t heavy traffic, I can drive from my home in South Carolina to my school in 

900 Days of School (Part Seven)

900 Days of School (Part Seven)

“The camera basically is a license to explore.”
― Jerry Uelsmann

I began my project of making one photograph a day for the last five years of my teaching career by recording things I saw at school.  The simple recording images, without children present soon led me to seek things more challenging, more meaningful.

One week I

900 Days of School (Part Six)

900 Days of School (Part Six)

“It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

My project to take one photograph a day for the last five years of my teaching career began by

900 Days of School (Part Five)

900 Days of School (Part Five)

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
― Marc Riboud

As I teach during the final years of my career, it is beginning to make me feel nostalgic.  I am trying, in a way, to savor every second.  My personal project,

Week Nineteen Composite:  900 Days of School (Part Three)

Week Nineteen Composite: 900 Days of School (Part Three)

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
― Mother Teresa

As I have written, I participate in an ongoing photography scavenger hunt.  Participating photographers are given a list of words and work to create an image for each word.  In a recent hunt, one of the words was 

900 Days of School:  A Personal Project (Part One)

900 Days of School: A Personal Project (Part One)

“Photographic projects can be as short as an afternoon or as long as a lifetime.”
― George Barr

I just finished my thirty-first year teaching young children in the public schools of the Carolinas.  The past twenty-six years have been spent teaching at the same school located in Charlotte, NC.

Since I am in the final years of my career,